BSW, MSW, RSW
Therapist/Professional Trainer, Your Life Design Inc.
Registered Social Worker (RSW Registration #536)
Chantel has been a Registered Social Worker in Prince Edward Island, Canada for 10+ years. She obtained an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lakehead University and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Waterloo.
Chantel has a passion for working with individuals with neurodiversity and differing abilities and has always tried to prioritize this population in her work.
Chantel uses evidence-based and person-centred interventions in her clinical practice, particularly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI), and is certified in the Unified Protocol (UP).
Chantel has 10 years of experience as a direct-support professional, working front-line with adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder, and continues to provide therapeutic service to school-aged children/teens with differing abilities and neurodiversity in a clinical role.
In her role as a direct-support professional, Chantel taught personal development skills, assisted in personal care support, and participated in value-based planning. Using de-escalation skills, she supported adults with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder with positive behaviour support strategies and crisis management.
Some key areas that she specializes in are anxiety, depression, peer relationships, self-esteem building, emotional regulation, grief/loss, behaviour support, establishing healthy boundaries, and supporting parents with children with needle phobia.
Chantel’s focus is to empower individuals to implement change and lifelong learning into their daily lives.
Chantel works with both school-aged children with complex needs and their parents and adults with complex needs. She is also accepting clients from the blood disorder community.
Chantel is the current Vice-President of the PEI Hemophilia Society, having served on the board since 2012.
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Why Get Help?
You may benefit from working with Your Life Design Inc. if:
You are holding it all together, but are feeling completely overwhelmed
You feel that all you do is work, and not feeling your best.
You look happy on the outside, but feeling terrible on the inside, and just going through the motions
You are feeling like you race from one thing to the next, and are not really enjoying life
You have experienced sad things in your life, that you think are affecting you
You feel resentment about things that have happened. You want to get “better”, instead of “bitter.” You are becoming someone you don’t want to be as a result of what life has thrown at you
You feel like you are always giving to others, but don’t know how to take care of yourself
You have relationship issues with others, and never seem to get what you need or want
You do a lot of good, but not feeling good
You are currently living feeling stressed and fearful, with feelings of no control
If you want to talk, send us a message below for a free consultation.
“Sometimes the hardest part is asking for help for the first time.”
Located and operated from:
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Abegweit Mi'kmaq First Nation